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Xi's call for unity misses HK's need for debates

'Xi (Jinping) said that when two brothers are of the same mind their sharpness can cut through metal. Xi called for better unity in Hong Kong to face future development problems.'

Tuesday, 6 March, 2012, 12:00am

Holistic vision for karaoke queen

Neway is a name synonymous with karaoke and clubbing, but the company's origins are far from the bright lights and loud music of nightlife.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Turning uncertainty around

Starting out as a social economic researcher for the British government, Vaughn Richtor, CEO of ING Banking Asia, moved into corporate treasury and banking, and has been in the banking and financial services sector since. Today, 30 years on, the Anglo-Indian executive is based in Singapore from where he oversees ING's banking operations across 13 markets.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Watch that temper!

Only a perfect person never, ever loses his or her temper. That person is not me - and I am sure it is not you.

When we lose our temper, politeness usually disappears in an instant and we find the situation getting worse.

Yet one way to stop this happening is to be calm and polite when we feel we are about to become very angry.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Before we pull together, let's decide what we want to pull, to where

Why are ideologies necessary? ... ideology fulfils the emotion need in politics. It is one of two sides of the same political coin: one side is all about emotions, the other interests.

Reader e-mail

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Simon Reeve

DAY OF THE JACKALS Before September 11, 2001, I was just an obscure person writing on an obscure subject. A lot of people questioned why on Earth I was spending so much of my time investigating the subject [terrorist groups in the Middle East] and writing about it, at huge financial loss to myself.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A guest's smile means so much

A well-respected veteran with 28 years in the hospitality sector, Romain Chan has worked for international hotel chains including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Shangri-La, everywhere from the United States and Japan to the Philippines, Vietnam and the mainland.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Planning the perfect show

Rosalind Wade is the general manager of Hong Kong-based conference organiser Beacon Events, which puts together events such as Mines & Money Asia, designed to link mining companies with investors, and the iGaming Asia Congress, about electronic gambling. Wade explains what it takes to produce a conference.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Pointless cross-border express link is a case of misplaced priorities

The government keeps telling us that the cross-border high-speed rail link must be built, otherwise we will be doomed.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Don't underestimate your potential

There is a famous quotation that says: 'It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only little. Do what you can.'

It is very true. We often let opportunities go because we think we don't have the ability to succeed. But we don't even try.

27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Winning big jobs is the biggest thrill of all

Beating the competition to a lucrative contract is the most exciting part of the role of Thomas Tang as director of valuation and advisory services in Hong Kong at CB Richard Ellis

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Renzo Rosso

ORIGINS I started working in production for brands such as Katharine Hamnett, making everything apart from denim. Diesel was my baby - I am the founder, and the company is very much myself. I produced my first pair of jeans when I was 15, using my mum's sewing machine. All my friends loved them, so I would stay up at night and make jeans for them.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am


Glimpse into a mechanical future

Technology has really advanced in the last hundred years and these days it plays a major role in our lives.

There was a time when we humans didn't even have a telephone and now about half the world uses mobiles, some of which are smaller than 10cm.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Animal welfare

I'm concerned about the rights of animals in Hong Kong.

I agree with people who think that all life on Earth should be treasured and respected.

The government has taken some action by distributing educational material through TV advertisements and leaflets, but cases of animal abuse are still reported in the newspaper every day.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Finding our way

I am writing to express my opinion on the launch of GPS taxis. I think having Global Positioning Systems on Hong Kong public transport is a good idea.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am